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Birthday boy Bonne heads U's winner against Posh
Birthday boy Macauley Bonne enjoyed a fairytale home debut when he headed in the winner as Colchester United enjoyed a superb 1-0 win over promotion-chasing Peterborough United.
Bonne, who celebrates his 18th birthday today, came off the bench to head in Luke Garbutt's cross with 21 minutes to go and enjoy an afternoon he will never forget.
U’s keeper Sam Walker saved from Jack Payne and Posh shot-stopper Bobby Olejnik denied Craig Eastmond’s low effort, in the opening stages.
Walker made a brilliant save from point-blank save to deny Rowe but the U’s came close to scoring just before the break when Craig Eastmond's shot bounced off the bar after a good interchange with Clinton Morrison.
Peterborough were reduced to ten men eight minutes after half-time when Lee Tomlin appeared to kick out at Eastmond and was shown a straight red card.
And Bonne brilliantly headed in Luke Garbutt's cross into the area to score on his home debut and secure Colchester their first win in 12 league matches.
For a full match report, pictures and reaction to Colchester's game with Peterborough, see Monday's Gazette.
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